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Jackson County residents, the Jackson Continuum of Care has a housing survey that needs your input.  to help local agencies better understand the housing needs of the community, they have developed this survey below.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey.  The survey is anonymous and will help agencies better serve the needs of community members with their housing needs.

Jackson Continuum of Care Housing Survey


The Loan Closet will be closed April 13 and Fix-dis services are closed for April 14th. Check back for availability next week.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  

While we plan on having the Loan Closet open every Tuesday, because of COVID there may be times we feel it is unsafe to do so out of concern for the people we serve and the people we employ.  We ask you please call AHEAD (517)782-6054 to check if it is open and to request equipment so we can make the process easier for all involved.

 Fix-dis services are under the same conditions as the Loan Closet.  Equipment must be dropped off the Tuesday before to allow proper sterilization time for people working on equipment.

flyer saying our durable medical equipment will be available on Tuesdays to rent or buy with contactless curbside service.  Call 517-782-6054 to request equipment

As disAbility Connections reflects on the current social climate, we remember that the Independent Living Movement owes much to the civil rights movement.  Persons with disabilities took inspiration from the brave individuals of the civil rights movement who fought for their rights in society and recognized in themselves the strength to work for equal treatment.    disAbility Connections affirms it will continue to serve the community as an organization striving to advance the independence, productivity and full inclusion of all who live with disabilities.  disAbility Connections will never treat someone poorly because of who they are and will continue to work for justice for all.

Video guide to find out when you will be eligible for the COVID vaccine

The partnership with U of M and disAbility Connections has provided a great video of the importance of accessibility and the impact it has on people.  Please watch the video and click on the link below to read the article that goes with it.

http://impact.govrel.umich.edu/access-for-all/

How different would the story have been if Victor Frankenstein and the villagers had reacted to the “creature” not with fear and violence, but with “yes and” and “got your back”?

Watch Jim Ansaldo from the Indiana Institute On Disability at Indiana University, lead this participatory, thoughtful, and fun session. They used improv-- the art of making things up on the spot -- to explore these ideas and co-create new stories of disability that represent our highest aspirations.

Get ready to follow along in this active and fun presentation, focused around how we can change the discourse about disability.

silhouette of Frankenstein's big squared head and hole in his neck where the bolt goes


Link to Watch Video


Disability Rights are Civil Rights

Pedaling for Parkinson's 

@ Jackson YMCA

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

127 W. Wesley

Jackson, MI  49201. 

Classes run in 8 week sessions.  Participants can register at any time.

For additional information you can contact Marilyn Guidinger at (517) 914-5186 or  Shawna Tello of YMCA at (517) 782-0537 

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YOUR OPINION COUNTS

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) needs to hear directly from people who have disabilities, their family members, friends, caregivers and other stakeholders. Your participation in the process is vital and we appreciate your time and consideration in completing this survey.  

The information collected will help to assess how those programs and services are meeting the needs of people who have disabilities living in Michigan.  The following link will take you to the survey.

Michigan SILC Needs Assessment



disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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